Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Dana-Farber Has an ‘Urgent’ Need for O-Negative Blood

If you’re looking for a last-minute way to do some holiday giving, consider making Dana-Farber Cancer Institute your recipient. The hospital tweeted Wednesday that it […]

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You’ve Heard About Genetic Testing. Is It for You?

When Angelina Jolie had a very public preventive double mastectomy a few years ago, genetic testing was thrust into the celebrity-fueled spotlight. Jolie, who lost […]

Arts & Entertainment

Bill and Giuliana Rancic to Host 2016 UnMask Cancer Fundraiser in Boston

Television power couple Bill and Giuliana Rancic return to Boston this weekend to host the 2016 UnMask Cancer fundraiser. The annual event, now in its […]

News

Donald Trump and Dana-Farber: A Love Story

It’s the story of the 2016 campaign that just keeps on giving: the Trump Foundation. The revelations keep rolling in about the GOP nominee’s past […]

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Dana-Farber May Be On Its Way to a New Obesity Treatment

In 2009, researchers from Joslin Diabetes Center discovered brown fat, a type of fat tissue that burns calories instead of storing them, in the bodies […]

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For This Dana-Farber Doctor, the PMC Is More Than a Bike Ride

When the Pan-Mass Challenge returns for its 37th year this August, Matthew Davids will be among the thousands of cyclists raising money for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute […]

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Fitbits Could Help Find New Breast Cancer Treatments

For most of us, a Fitbit’s most important function is that satisfying buzz that lets us know we’ve hit 10,000 steps. But Dana-Farber Cancer Institute […]

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Immune Response to Flu Vaccine May Be Linked to Ethnicity, Study Says

To get the shot, or not to get the shot? That’s a question many people struggle with during flu season. While some may sing the […]

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Dana-Farber Aims to Reduce Overtreatment of DCIS Breast Cancer

For women with a certain type of breast cancer, the best treatment may be no treatment at all. Each year, around 60,000  people in the […]

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Dana-Farber Joins Coalition Calling for Better HPV Vaccination Rates

The HPV vaccine has had a tough go of it. Since it was introduced in 2006, it has been the source of near-constant criticism and […]

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Dana-Farber May Have Found a Breast Cancer Drug That Can Extend Survival

Researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DCFI) have identified a new breast cancer treatment that may allow patients to live almost 50 percent longer than those on […]

Wellness

New Research Highlights the Financial Burden of Childhood Cancer Treatment

Having a child with cancer takes an enormous emotional toll on families. Sadly, new research from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and Boston Children’s Cancer and […]

Aspirin
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Two Boston Hospitals Are Studying Aspirin’s Effects on Breast Cancer

Last year, Boston doctors Michelle Holmes and Wendy Chen published an op-ed in the New York Times arguing that aspirin—something many of us already have in our medicine […]

Wellness

Dana-Farber’s Soulmates Program Gives Breast Cancer Patients Emotional Support

Noel Peters is many things to Melissa Angiolillo: a mentor, a support system, and, most importantly, a friend. But the two women never would have […]

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Study Says Caffeinated Coffee May Improve Colon Cancer Treatment

A new study from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute says something you most likely drink every day—coffee—may improve colon cancer treatment and survival rates. The study, which […]